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The Business News Headlines & More 19 July 2019

We're rolling through a Friday and the markets reacted positively to some news from Microsoft. To check on the numbers follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour for regular updates. Today we've got these interesting business stories for you:

  • JCPenney trying to buy time...but for...what;
  • China losing manufacturing factories but to where;
  • Divorce rates for folks over 50 are skyrocketing;
  • The impact on men and women who get a "Grey Divorce";
  • Is your boss...spying on you?  Do you...know.

Those stories and because it's Friday we've got Trevor Babcock and Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine in to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro" this weekend into next week. To hear that wacky conversation just click here.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 16 July 2019

It's all about the numbers...and so we begin earnings season on Wall Street and some big names reported those numbers today before the bell. We'll talk about it. In addition to that story:

  • Abigail Disney is, in a word, livid;
  • Prime Day has a promotion...sort of;
  • Retail sales numbers are in;
  • Where the money is coming from for consumers to buy stuff;
  • Politics and the Twitter Feed of President Trump.

Those stories plus a conversation with the Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio as he made a quick stop in Iowa to press on with his 2020 presidential run. I asked him four question and his answers surprised me and I'll bet they surprise you as well. To listen to that conversation, click here.

Also today is the second day of the 2020 Presidential Forum sponsored by AARP-Iowa. We were in Des Moines at the first stop of this five city swing and visited with attendees. You can hear their reaction here.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

 

The Business News Headlines & More 11 July 2019

Today the Dow topped 27,000 for the first time in history. What happened and why?  We'll share that story plus offer you the news on these issues:

  • The White House abandoned plans for more affordable drugs;
  • Bad news for many women...think Charming Charlies;
  • Dollar General wants to lure better heeled customers;
  • An American manufacturer sees profits in trouble and we'll share why;
  • Hate Robo-Calls? AT&T says come see us.

Those stories plus Brad Anderson the State Director for AARP-Iowa will share with you their plan to bring 20 presidential candidates to five Iowa cities in six days to talk about the important issues facing the over 370,000 members of AARP-Iowa. It's a big, really big, deal. To listen to that conversation click here! 

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines & More 8 July 2019

Welcome back to a full week of work...for many of us the mid-week holiday put a kink in our productivity. But, hope you had a great time with family and friends. It was a rocky day on Wall Street to open the week as investors deal with the Fed and tech companies had a tough day.  In other headlines:

  • Employee unrest at Amazon continues;
  • So how strong are the ties to the Chinese military;
  • It's about profit says this bank...profit;
  • States are actually falling apart and we're not talking earthquakes;
  • Employees spending hundreds each month to avoid co-workers;
  • Got...gas?

Those stories plus Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and DMBizMixer.com on social media, the big deal with curating stuff, retail trade and business events in the Greater Des Moines Metro this week. You can catch that right here! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

 

Business Thoughts with Laura Kinnard

As we sit down in our favorite coffee shop, Grounds for Celebration in the Village of Windsor Heights, we're hearing music from the 60's and then get into a conversation about why consumers demand things be curated for them. Each Monday Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and DMBizMixer.com joins me. Today we also touch on retail, services, social media and several events designed for networking and business education going on this week in the Greater Des Moines Metro. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines & More 5 July 2019

Miss us?  We missed you.  We took the 4th of July off to be with family and friends. But, of course we were still out there on Twitter, @IOB_NewsHour. Today Wall Street trended lower and we'll share why.

  • The Jobs Report and Cold Water;
  • The BEST food chain in the U.S. is...;
  • Small companies tackle ways to combat Alzheimer's Disease;
  • Co-Founder of Wikipedia says the social media giants are "appalling";
  • Dog treats making people sick;
  • For some the economy is great...for others;
  • Leadership and working from home...

Those stories plus our weekly round up of Stuff to Do in the Des Moines, Iowa Metro with Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine is right here!  Think history, houses, cars, music, sports. We've got it covered and you can listen in here.  

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

 

The Business News Headlines & More 2 July 2019

Just when you thought it was safe to come out...more tough tariff talk from the White House. Welcome to the business news headlines for Tuesday the 2nd day of July. On tap for you today:

  • An awkward moment for Nike;
  • Everything it would seem reeks of politics;
  • Low fuel prices means an increase in these vehicle sales;
  • Buying clothing? A surprising place to do so;
  • Americans are flocking to Canada to save their lives;
  • Heard of Job Ghosting? You will today.

Those stories and more along with a conversation about employee incentives and how they can quickly turn into a sense of entitlement. It's not that you should quit doing employee incentives but...Ro Crosbie from Tero International says you need to really think through the effort. Otherwise it can backfire on you. Here is that conversation. 

Thanks for listening! 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

Employee Engagement or Entitlement with Ro Crosbie

Creating actively engaged employees takes more than a Christmas Ham. So says the CEO/President of Tero International, Ro Crosbie. Sometimes well meaning owners and managers slide into what they think is a great way to motivate staff only to find out that it can bring on a sense of entitlement. Here are some examples and some ideas on how to avoid a situation that can torpedo productivity. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines & More 1 July 2019

Welcome to a new month and a holiday shortened work week for many of us. Today the markets started out with a bang...moderated a bit but by the bell the Dow was up 117 points to 26,717 the NASDAQ gained a whopping 84 points and the S&P 500 was up by over 22 points.  In other business news headlines:

  • Another daily newspaper shuttered today;
  • Millennials are following in their parents and grandparents footsteps;
  • What are the top five performing franchises in the U.S.
  • And, what five franchises are in trouble;
  • Wells Fargo and Principal Financial in the news;
  • Facing an industry turnover rate of 117% this chain does something different.

Those stories plus some time with Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com as we talk about road diets, food diets, business blogging and even  some networking events in this short week. To hear that, just click here. 

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines & More 26 June 2019

Every weekday we bring you the top business news stories and today we've got several that you may have missed. In addition we'll talk about Washington D.C. and the drive to bring statehood to that area and how Iowa figures in the mix. Here's what we've got:

  • The announcement that SHOULD have moved the markets;
  • Data says the economy is booming...how come Americans's don't think so;
  • Getting creative in finding workers...we've got examples;
  • Even Jamie Dimon says our student loan system is a mess;
  • Got $100,000 for a pickup truck;
  • Business and Politics - Two stories.

Also today Tamyra Harrison from Iowans for D.C. Statehood is with me as we talk about the 700,000 people who live with taxation but no representation. It's quite the story that many just don't know about. You will hear more...today. Click here for that conversation

Thanks for listening!